Digital innovations had once been the future of industry. Now, they are the present, and are fast-shaping the hyper-developing world we live in. They are affecting every pore of our lives, and the heating and air conditioning industry is no exception. In fact, the HVAC sector is one of the quickest growing recipients of “smart” everything, including thermostats and other products. This allows our industry to become more efficient, customer-focused, and eco-friendly.
Now, digital technologies are shaping two vital aspects of heating and cooling – customer ease of use and system operations. In unison, these two aspects of the industry are allowing your residential and commercial customers to reap other numerous benefits of using cutting-edge systems that take advantage of digital technologies. However, it’s not just about HVAC, and starting the story in the middle would be only half of it – we first have to see what digital technology is.
What Is Digital Innovation?
Digital innovation, in its core sense, is the implementation of various digital technologies to improve existing heating and air conditioning systems and processes. Some of the most important fields digital innovations impact include:
- Improved industrial efficiency
- Reduced environmental impact of various systems
- Better customer comfort
- Enhanced client convenience
- Adaptability to particular client preferences and requirements
Essentially, digital innovation is application of cutting-edge technology in existing business models and for solving current issues in the heating and air conditioning industry. Some forms of digital innovation initiatives include:
- Development of new technologies for existing business contexts
- Adapting and implementing advanced software platforms for current and future systems
- Evolving from predominantly analog to digital systems and processes
What Will Digital Innovation Impact?
Modern digital technologies and a wide range of innovations that stem from them will continue to impact the fast-evolving world we live in. These are the four fields we can expect largest impacts of advanced technologies:
Buildings are becoming smart buildings. Creating a return-to-work plan demanded that leaders of commercial real estate ask complex questions about their facilities and their monitoring. However, digital technologies now allow those same leaders to more easily optimize the symbiosis of guests, employees, and owners.
Smart buildings enhance the comfort and convenience of all parties involved in both the residential and commercial sectors, greatly improving the satisfaction of everybody.
The future of flying is not just about protecting the crew and the passengers in terms of safety and health – it’s also about doing everything we can to protect the environment as well. Sustainability of flight is one of the most important aspects of digital innovations in this sector of the industry.
Advancements in technology allow airline companies to implement smart avionics systems that enable adequate use of SAFs, or sustainable aviation fuels. This is a massive step in reducing the carbon footprint of the aviation industry and alleviating its impact on the environment.
Many companies across the world are pledging to become carbon-neutral in the following 15 to 20 years. This includes both their processing, refining, and manufacturing facilities. Industrial software allows various companies to collect vital data and analyze it to detect room for improvement and elimination of greenhouse gases. This way, they can more easily meet their neutrality goals without sacrificing their productivity.
Finally, traditional staples of all industrial operations – warehouses, will also see great benefits from implementing digital technologies. Even now, cutting-edge software solutions are making warehouse operations a lot faster and more efficient than ever in the past. This is a trend that will only continue, making once cumbersome and difficult to navigate warehouses an easy-to-use aspect of different industries and businesses.